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Meet Arabella, a plakat betta with loads of personality bred and rasied by a local breeder here in North Carolina!


Plakat Bettas, also known as Plakat Thai or simply Plakats, are a captivating variant of the Betta splendens, or Siamese Fighting Fish. Originating from Thailand, these fish are renowned for their unique and striking appearance, making them a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts.

What distinguishes Plakat Bettas from their counterparts is their short and stout body, coupled with a strong and streamlined appearance. Unlike the long and flowing fins of other Betta varieties, Plakats boast shorter fins, giving them a more robust and muscular look. Their fins can vary in shape, including round, spiky, or even slightly double-tailed, adding to the diversity within this breed.


Plakats come in a wide array of colors and patterns, ranging from vibrant hues of red, blue, and green to intricate marbling and iridescence. This variability makes them an aesthetically pleasing addition to any aquarium.

Known for their resilience and active nature, Plakat Bettas are ideal for both novice and experienced fish keepers. They thrive in well-maintained aquariums with warm water and enjoy a diet of high-quality betta pellets or live foods.


Here are the recommended water parameters for keeping Plakat Bettas:

  • Temperature: Maintain a water temperature between 78-82°F (25-28°C). Plakat Bettas are tropical fish and require warm water to stay active and healthy. A reliable aquarium heater can help maintain a consistent temperature.

  • pH Level: Keep the pH level in the range of 6.5 to 7.5. Plakat Bettas are adaptable to a slightly acidic to neutral pH environment. Regular monitoring of pH levels and occasional water testing will help ensure a stable environment.

  • Water Hardness: Bettas prefer soft to moderately hard water with a dGH (degree of general hardness) ranging from 5 to 20. This range replicates the conditions of their natural habitats, such as slow-moving streams and rice paddies.

  • Ammonia and Nitrite Levels: Keep ammonia and nitrite levels at zero. These substances are harmful to fish and can lead to serious health issues. Regular water changes, proper filtration, and biological balance are essential to maintain a healthy nitrogen cycle in the aquarium.

  • Nitrate Levels: Keep nitrate levels below 20 ppm (parts per million). While bettas can tolerate some level of nitrates, regular water changes help control nitrate buildup and maintain water quality.

Arabella (Plakat Betta)

$15.00 Regular Price
$13.50Sale Price
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